Still no Happy. EA or even FN. On to Volume 3. And then it looks like the author is going to start a new story arc in September. Another WIP I'll have to follow. Because I am not done with Daron.
While I love the descriptions of the music, the interaction between the band mates and all that, the part that really got me in this book is how Daron is unable to really connect to anyone, despite the fact that he has good friends. It reminds me of a period in my late teens/early twenties that I've dubbed the Years behind the Glass Wall. Daron has that wall too and doesn't know how to break it down, how to truly connect, leading to a elemental loneliness that is painful to see. Ziggy gives the wall a good kick or two, but then backs off letting Daron get away with the 'I don't know's and the 'I am fine's, because of their mutual unwillingness to share their back story.